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Left to become dehydrated in hospital as doctor bullies vulnerable adult

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Lola0491 Tue 28-Mar-17 20:50:25

Am i being unreasonable to expect to not be bullied and intimidated whilst in hospital care by their staff? My body getting weaker as days go on through lack of nutition?

I am a disabled, vulnerable adult with complex needs. I have been bedbound for 12 months and have 24/7 care.
I am due to have my left leg amputated in 3 weeks time.

I have had no nutrition for 15 days now, and am on IV fluids on and off, due to worsening underlying conditions. I have battled this for over 3 years with varying ways of keeping me nourished when these episodes (lasting weeks on end) happen including feeding tubes.

I have been in hospital for 1 week now and with no evidence (as the dr stated) the drs are happy to dischatged me without any fluids or nutritients that my body desperately needs.

As a teenager i had an eating disorder. Today when i told the dr i have lost a stone in weight since last week he responded "to be honest you look like you could do with loosing a bit anyway." Upon hearing this i got very upset and requested he leaves (i just wanted to run away but being bedbound i cant). He stood at the bottom of my bed, arms folded, glaring silently at me, refusing to move for over 10 minutes despite many further requests from both me and my mum.
My mum stood up and requested he leaves, he continued to stand glaring at me. I felt very vulnerable and intimidated and was getting more and more distressed.

I have spent 12 years in and out of different hospitals. Different treatments and surgeries. We could write a book about my healtg and hospital stays but this incident really does bring it home to me how vulnerable and defenseless I am in a place where i should feel the most safe.

Penfold007 Tue 28-Mar-17 21:48:35

Sounds awful, have you considered speaking to PALS?

PurpleDaisies Tue 28-Mar-17 21:51:02

I agree-pals is your best bet. They help patients who aren't happy with their care.

AndKnowItsSeven Tue 28-Mar-17 21:51:16

I don't u understand how the doctor would have ten spare minutes.

annandale Tue 28-Mar-17 21:53:19

What happens when you try and swallow?

Palomb Tue 28-Mar-17 21:55:45

Why aren't you eating?

Allthebestnamesareused Tue 28-Mar-17 22:40:11

Why another thread?

Are you sure doctor wasn't reading your notes?

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